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Hospital services

Health expenditure Australia 2018-19

Regular reporting of national health expenditure is important to understanding Australia’s health system and how spending relates to changes such as the ageing population, increased chronic disease prevalence, and medicinal and technological developments. This report presents estimates of the amount spent on health goods and...
Briefing paper

Morbidity, mortality, and sex-specific impacts of COVID-19

This rapid research brief analyses the factors that influence the risk of infection, the risk of severe disease requiring hospitalisation or intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and the risk of death.

Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to significant changes in how NHS services are delivered and used. This has seen an acceleration of policies that have previously only made incremental progress.

Resilient health and care: learning the lessons of COVID-19

This report argues that the UK government should take the opportunity to create a health system where resilience is considered efficient, where long-term thinking is encouraged, and where resources are allocated to deliver on it.
Journal article

Long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians after hospital intensive care

This article assesses long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians admitted non‐electively to intensive care units (ICUs).

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital: a case study in blow-outs, red tape and union influence

Did you know that the seventh most expensive building in the world is being built right here in Australia? It’s the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH)—a project that is 18 months behind schedule and $640 million over budget.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: The Government says Australians will lose out on medical help if refugees are brought here for treatment. Is that correct?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other Coalition frontbenchers say Australians face being kicked off hospital waiting lists by an influx of asylum seekers and refugees seeking medical treatment in Australia under the so-called medevac legislation.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is the Government spending record amounts on health and hospitals?

Replying to a suggestion that voters might prefer higher hospital and education funding over tax cuts, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claimed the Government was spending "record amounts" on hospitals and health.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has the Coalition taken billions of dollars from hospitals and not put it back?

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews claims hospitals have been shortchanged by the federal Coalition Government's new three-year funding deal, which he says does not return billions of dollars taken from the states and territories by the 2014 budget.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does the federal budget cut $80 billion from hospitals and schools?

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten claims the budget conceals an $80 billion cut to hospitals and schools. Prime Minister Tony Abbott disagrees.